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4 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: Hello My name is Jessica.My sons dad is receiving a settlement next week.will i receive something?

What could be a reason i dont receive? Thank you

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Adam Brown answered on Jun 25, 2019

Need more information. Were you two married? Is there an agreement?

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: Do I need to be specific when asking for evidence from opposing attorney?

I live in New Jersey and as of now I'm representing myself in a child custody case. I know I'm allowed to ask the opposing parties attorney for evidence but he also told me I needed to send him a letter in the mail requesting the evidence and told me to be specific on what I'm asking for...would... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Apr 14, 2019

You have the opportunity to conduct what we call "discovery."

There are various mechanisms for discovery request. Since you are on your own, you should consult with an attorney about what you will need to prove your case. Then you should inquiry about how to admit what you need into...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: The father of my children and I have lived together for 17 years. The house is in his name.

I have been a stay at home mother for going on 10 years. He financially took care of me and the children for those years. We are not married and Nj doesn’t aknowledge common law marriage. I put my inheritance into the down payment for the home. I took care of his mother, the multi family home,... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Feb 23, 2019

You certainly have rights to the home. I agree that this case could get expensive if it is contested. You will need to retain an attorney to get your equity out of the home, child support, partition, and move on.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: What is my recourse when my ex wife takes my minor child out of the country with out my consent which is in our PSA
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Adam Brown answered on Jan 4, 2019

The court can go to the police and charge him with parental interference. This is a second degree offense if overseas. I would have to know a lot more about the order and PSA to give a truly definitive answer and to advise on best course of action.

You have options here, seek a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I take my kids from NJ to visit my brother in VA while still married?

Planning to divorce but haven’t filed anything yet. He’s threatening to call police for kidnapping because he thinks I won’t come back with the kids, even though I am going to come back.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown answered on Dec 27, 2018

There is presently no court order likely in place. Generally you cannot kidnap your own kids. When there is a court order, you could be charged with parental interference. Filing for divorce is wise, temporarily visiting your brother should be possible. However, to visit your brother without... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: my mother whom i pay rent kicked me out and changed locks and now trashed all my belongings. what do i do?

i have been trying to make arrangements with her for a month now to come get my things but was just told everything has been moved/thrown out. now i am homeless with my son.

Adam Brown
Adam Brown answered on Oct 4, 2018

How old are you?

Sounds like you need an emergent order to re-enter. Go to the court immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: My kids father has filed visitation rights, but was never involved in their lives, can he take them? they are 5 & 6

He also wants to decrease child support, I don't want that since he never lend a hand, phinancially nor physically at all, he filed for visitation rights at the same day we had court for child support, hes unhappy since he has to pay,he just wants to hurt me by taking my kids,he is also not a good... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Sep 18, 2018

You can file an opposition to visitation rights.

I would raise many defenses, and I suggest speaking to a lawyer to get a better idea.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for New Jersey on
Q: My Adult son left my house on a trip. He has been aggressive and abusive, I do not want him to come back into my home.

NEW JERSEY RESIDENT.

My son is abusive, aggressive, never helped in chores or made contribution or rent. He graduated college. I am a disabled elderly man, his abusive, bully, he scares me. I do not want him to come back into my home. I asked him for the house key, and he turned it to... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Sep 11, 2018

This is a tough position. On the one hand you love your son, and on the other you have to protect yourself.

Your risk of shaming the locks outside of an agreement is that your son has a right to notice.

If, however, your son legitimately scares you, and he is exhibiting aggressive...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: In recovery with 2 children. They reside with their grandparent who limits me to 8 hours/wk. How can I get them back?

If no DYFS has been involved or any legal issues what can I do? I have been devastated and trying to get my children back but their grandparent is limiting me to 2 days a week for only a few hours with them. Faithfully I have been going for 6 months now even with a 2 hours bus commute and I'd like... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Aug 29, 2018

Very much of the answer depends on the court order. I do think you have recourse, however, a lawyer will need more information about the case. If there is a court order, you need to show a substantial change of circumstances affecting the welfare of your children to modify the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: My husband is lying about how much money he is making

I just dropped a DM case against my husband (we've been separeted since march), my attorney recommend not to but i just wanted to avoid headache. she requested then a child support, my husband told her he is making 500 a week and agreed to pay 100 a week. He also had our son monday and tuesday, he... Read more »

Adam Brown
Adam Brown answered on Aug 24, 2018

Thank you for your question.

The best way to pursue spousal support without getting divorced is through the FD-non-dissolution docket, There, you can request spousal support, as well as designate the case complex. A complex designation will allow you to request discovery, i.e., bank...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How can you make spousal support fair in a prenup?

My fiancé want to put contingencies on spousal support based on having a child and limiting it to $1000.00 a month. I believe it is based on his current income. What happens if his income grows or he gets a large inheritance? There are other contingencies as well. Should I ask for a percentage... Read more »

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Adam Brown answered on Jun 28, 2018

You could ask for a percentage, that would protect your marital lifestyle better. Inheritance is a separate issue, which could also be agreed-upon in the prenup. If I were you, I would consult with an attorney about the entire agreement before signing. These agreements will definitely impact your... Read more »

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